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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., June 15) -- split decision for Rangers-Dodgers vs. deciding game of Stanley Cup Final

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Neither of these sports attractions can draw anywhere near the audience for this month’s NBA Finals.

Still, we had an intriguing matchup Monday night, with the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup in Game 6 on NBC while the Texas Rangers beat the marquee first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in their inter-league opener at Globe Life Park.

Rangers-Dodgers on Fox Sports Southwest drew the most total D-FW viewers, averaging 139,480 to hockey’s 104,610. But the Cup one-upped baseball among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, winning by a score of 50,461 viewers to 37,846.

Prime-time’s top draw in both ratings measurements was Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast, with 202,246 total viewers and 59,922 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are the four-way local news derby results.

Gannett8 ran first at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

NBC5 rose up to beat usual front-runner Fox4 in total viewers at 6 a.m., but Fox4 again had the edge with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock swept the 5 p.m. competitions. At 6 p.m., the golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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